Candles in glass boxes - perfect combination of cozy and contemporary. Using flameless/electric candles for this would be a good idea to not have to worry about melting wax oozing into the bottom of the glass box and onto the other decorative objects
Play with pattern in a neutral room. To add interest, Smythe combined grey patterns — a graphic charcoal rug, chevron bench, and duvet with Egyptian key pattern. A vintage glass light fixture also adds personality to the room.